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Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers...

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    Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers...

    Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers who peddle select Windows 8 hardware

    Starting today, Microsoft will give resellers up to $10 for each device they sell from a list of 21 Windows 8 touch-enabled PCs and tablets, company executives said.

    The new program is the latest move by Microsoft to kick up sales, which on the PC side have been downright depressing. Research firm IDC, for instance, has forecast a decline of nearly 8% for 2013, and has already hinted that the drop may be even steeper. In tablets, Microsoft has had little luck in making much of an inroad into a market dominated by operating systems built by rivals Apple and Google.

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    I don't think $20.00 off the price of a surface device will produce many more sales much less the measly sum of $10.00.
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    Is Microsoft beginning to get a little desperate? Its a start, but that measly discount isn't going to amount to anything. They need to appease the desktop users and the business clients who are refusing to change away from Win 7 or WinXP.

    In the words of the IT department where I work, Win 8 / 8.1 is not desktop-user friendly and implementing it would create far more problems than it would solve. The backlash would be more than they can handle, and its implementation will not even be considered.
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Microsoft kicks back $5-$10 to resellers...
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